Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get Inspired Colour

Picture of paint after being dispensed into a canister.
These colours are gorgeous! Don't you agree? I took this picture when I was at work again....The way the colours blend and swirl is so pretty, this would be a great art piece. (pink swirl)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Today I am going to have my sister Nikki guest post again and share with you another delicious recipe....
(previous recipes 1, 2 & 3)

Pumpkin Ravioli
Source: Food and Drink Magazine

Photo taken by Nikki

1 tbsp (15 mL)-     Butter
¼ cup (60 mL)-     Finely diced onion
1 cup (250 mL)-    Canned unsweetened pure pumpkin
½ tsp (2 mL)-        Dried sage leaves, crumbled
¼ tsp (1 mL)-        Salt
Pinches each-       Nutmeg and pepper
 ½ cup (125 mL)-  Finely grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup (125 mL)-   Extra smooth ricotta cheese
2                          Eggs
⅔ of a 400-g pkg   Wonton wrappers

4-                          Strips bacon, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (30 mL)-      Butter
2 tbsp (30 mL)-      Chopped parsley
Pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan for serving

1 Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and stir just until tender, about 3 minutes. Add pumpkin and seasonings. Cook, stirring frequently, until pumpkin loses some of its moisture and flavours develop, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, turn into a bowl and cool completely. Stir in cheeses then 1 egg until well blended.

2 Whisk remaining egg with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water. It’s easiest to work with about 10 wonton wrappers at a time. Spoon 1 heaping tsp (5-plus mL) filling in centre of each wrapper. Brush edges with egg mixture. Pick up wrapper and fold together, pressing out excess air to form a triangle and enclose filling. Squeeze edges tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and filling (freeze any leftover wrappers).

3 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil to cook ravioli. Meanwhile in a large wide pan or frying pan, cook bacon until fairly crispy. Keep warm. Add ravioli to boiling water. Cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain very well. Add butter to bacon in pan, stirring until melted. Then add ravioli, parsley and pepper. Stir very gently to coat. Serve with additional Parmesan

 about 4 servings

Thanks for reading guys and I look forward to posting again!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photo taken by me
I found this wallpaper the other day when I was flipping through some wallpaper books at work and I thought it was gorgeous! It comes in a variety of colours (you can see them on the right in the picture bellow). I think it looks great in the photo with wainscoting... Any of them would look great in a powder room with wainscoting or use the black one as an accent wall in a master bedroom or  you could use the red, in a family room or media room.
Photo taken by me
The wallpaper is designed by Amy Butler and can be found at Crown Wallpaper and Fabrics....The book that it is in is Amy Butler- Designed Exclusively for Graham & Brown.

She also has a great line of fabrics that closely resembles her wallpapers.